NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46:44 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 3, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome. This is an intermediate program, some experience is preferred.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Meadow Lake Se (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.732, -73.8361 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 3, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 3, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moey's Music Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party Date: August 3, 2013

Kids come see Moey's Music Party.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 3, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents La Casita]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita Date: August 3, 2013

La Casita is an annual festival featuring spoken word, music and dance. This year's festival honors the late Sekou Sundiata and his influential art.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/plover-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/plover-appreciation-day Date: August 3, 2013

Discover one of New York City's endangered species -- the Piping Plover! There will be games, crafts, and giveaways!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5908, -73.768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d48314c3d3c.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-day Date: August 3, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, and giveaways, as well as visits from the FDNY, Marines, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

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Q002 Grover Cleveland Playground 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7108, -73.9112 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/forest-crew-training-session Date: August 3, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: August 3, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes. The route for this walk involves a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: August 3, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Be a Citizen Scientist at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park Date: August 3, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Calling all nature lovers! Freshkills Park needs help to do a wildlife count at one of our wetland sites. Want to use your love of nature to help the park thrive? Join us Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Schmul Park and we will journey in to our wetlands for a day of discovery. Feel free to bring along water, binoculars, field guides, friends, and a sense of adventure!

Please email michael.callery@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP and let us know you'll be coming.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7c28669f28.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 3, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Aerobic and Anaerobic Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-aerobic-and-anaerobic-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-aerobic-and-anaerobic-composting Date: August 3, 2013

Tired of taking out the smelly trash? Got food scraps? Let's compost! Two kinds of microorganisms consume and decompose organic matter: those that need air (aerobic) and those that do not (anaerobic). Come learn about the benefits of each at this hands-on workshop where each participant will build a worm bin to take home!

Please enjoy this practical workshop at any of three Learning Gardens across the city.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful),Liberty Learning Garden,Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c318e194b02.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/recycletoart Date: August 3, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: August 3, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 3, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert Date: August 3, 2013

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing the best band literature to our neighborhoods' backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leaving the audience clapping for more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/crosspark-promenade Date: August 3, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 minutes.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[WLIB 6th Annual Gospel Explosion Featuring: Karen Clark Sheard / Donald Lawrence / Erica Campbell / Kierra “Kiki” Sheard / Deitrik Haddon / James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. / Ricky Dillard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence Date: August 3, 2013

Due to medical notice during travel, Pastor Shirley Caesar will not be joining the Gospel program.

Producer, composer and recording artist, Donald Lawrence is one of the most influential figures in modern Gospel music. Having worked with several groups, including the Tri-City Singers, before tackling his solo career, he transformed the group into an internationally acclaimed choir, with hits such as “The Best is Yet to Come” and “The Blessing of Abraham” which topped the Gospel charts. Lawrence’s debut solo album, I Speak Life, earned him a GRAMMY nomination and seven Stellar Gospel Music Awards, including song of the year for “Healed.” After a highly celebrated first album, Lawrence’s success continued with his sophomore album, The Law of Confession Part 1 when it peaked at number two on the Billboard Gospel Album charts. The album highlights the unique gospel sound of Lawrence and his ten-plus member backing ensemble, The Co.

Stellar Award winner James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. set the world ablaze with their breakthrough debut album, You Survived and the lead single of the same name hit #2 on the R&B Gospel singles chart. Fortune amassed worldwide recognition in 2009 with the award winning emotionally charged song, “I Trust You” off of the sophomore release, The Transformation. A dynamic songwriter, producer and arranger, Fortune delivers a timeless message, that has earned him two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards and several Soul Train and Stellar nominations. His 2012 release, Identity debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Gospel and Christian charts and is a powerful collection of soul-stirring songs of encouragement, hope and healing that speaks into the hearts of the religious and agnostic alike.

Ever since Erica Campbell, one half of the of Gospel duo Mary Mary, broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit “Shackles (Praise You),” the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. An amazing thirteen years later, having earned 3 GRAMMY Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award, Erica Campbell has released a solo single, entitled “I Need Just a Little More Jesus.”

Ricky Dillard’s signature choir vocal arrangements and melodies are definitive and timeless. His newest CD, Keep Living, is no exception. Recorded live at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit, MI, the lead single “God is Great” became an instantaneous classic which continues to rise on the charts, and immediately encourages listeners to clap along. The record, which includes hits such as “I Am Saved” and “He Turned It,” all bring Dillard and his choir on to another level of inspiration, and creates an immediate connection with audiences.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c526c30827.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 3, 2013

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6.
Recommended ages 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Gravesend Cemetery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/historic-new-york-gravesend-cemetery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/historic-new-york-gravesend-cemetery Date: August 3, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping Date: August 3, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban park rangers celebrate the tradition of Camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Our of Doors Presents El Gusto and ZviDance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance Date: August 3, 2013

ZviDance perform an Israeli debka inspired by the Arab Spring to explore the issuses of identity. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and learn how to debka. El Gusto is an Algerian group made up of Muslim and Jewish musicians. Once disbanded by the 1962 revolution, they are now back together for a U.S. debut of their chaabi sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda Date: August 3, 2013

Bud Light Latin Music Series

Nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri, the Spanish Harlem-born granddaddy of salsa and Latin jazz piano, “at once the Miles Davis and James Brown of the genre,” (Minneapolis City Pages) returns to Celebrate Brooklyn with an orchestra in tow to ignite the dance floor. “This is music so vital and joyous…a totally celebratory sound, bouncing, shuffling, weaving and grooving along on a beat so mesmeric and soul-wrenchingly right that you want it to go on forever.” (Time Out London) The multi-lingual tropical grooves of the enchanting Banda Magda start the evening off on a sunny note.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f8a602e9c.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 3, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/the-wiz Date: August 3, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells the events of L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the eyes of a young, African-American teacher.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park)

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 3, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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